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President’s Column: January 2019

President’s Column: January 2019

I’ve written before about the benefits that accrue to clients, main contractors and specifiers from using a BCSA member for their..

January 1, 2019
Stainless steel in construction

Stainless steel in construction

Stainless steels may appear to be more suitable for teaspoons and kitchen sinks than for structural elements, but they can be used for..

January 3, 2018
SCI event highlights steel construction opportunities

SCI event highlights steel construction opportunities

Entitled ‘Steel Construction 2030 – Opportunities and Needs’ the Steel Construction Institute’s [SCI] annual event, held at the..

January 3, 2018
Cast-in plates

Cast-in plates

Richard Henderson of the SCI discusses the design of plates cast into concrete to connect to steel beams and the forthcoming SCI design..

October 12, 2017
AD 409: Recent Blue and Orange Book developments

AD 409: Recent Blue and Orange Book developments

Recent restructuring within the UK steel industry has led to new developments in the provision of structural steel design information..

July 13, 2017
AD 407: Section Classification

AD 407: Section Classification

SCI have been advised that some checking authorities have questioned the approach to calculating α and ψ, which are found in Table 5.2 of..

May 10, 2017
News in Brief: May 2017

News in Brief: May 2017

Kloeckner Metals UK/Westok has released version 10.3 of its cellbeam software package. New features include Eurocode design to EN 1993 and..

May 9, 2017
AD 404: Columns in simple construction

AD 404: Columns in simple construction

SCI has received reports that some designers are disregarding the rules for the design of columns in braced frames (simple construction). ..

February 9, 2017
News in Brief: October 2016

News in Brief: October 2016

The Steel Construction Certification Scheme (SCCS) is looking for experienced contract auditors to join their team. Interested candidates..

October 13, 2016
BCSA Eurocode publication updated

BCSA Eurocode publication updated

The British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA) has updated ‘Eurocode Load Combinations for Steel Structures’. The guide..

September 8, 2016